Firework Star

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Firework Star
Firework Star.png

Manufactured items‎


0 (Data)


Trail Effect: No
All Others: Yes


Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 402 hex: 192 bin: 110010010


See Data values

Firework stars are items used to determine the color, effect and shape of firework rockets.


Firework stars are only obtainable through crafting, but can also be found in the creative inventory.


Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Gunpowder +
Matching Dye +
Extra ingredients (optional)

Up to eight dyes can be added.
Up to one of any head, a gold nugget, a feather, or a fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
Matching Firework Star +
Any Dye

Adds a "fade to color" effect to the firework star, overwriting any existing fades.
Up to eight dyes can be added.


The only usage of firework stars is to create firework rockets.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Firework Rocket Any Firework Star +
Paper +
Adding more gunpowder increases the duration of the rocket. Up to three gunpowder can be used. Up to five firework stars can also be used with three gunpowder. Up to seven firework stars can be used by using firework stars instead of additional gunpowder. All firework stars will go off simultaneously when the rocket detonates.


Shape effects[edit]

A firework can only have one shape effect for each firework star used in the recipe.

Shape Effects
Type Ingredient Effect Sample image
0 None Small ball explosion (default) Fireworks small ball.png
1 Fire Charge Large Ball explosion Firework Large Ball.png
2 Gold Nugget Star-Shaped explosion Firework Star Shape.png
3 Head (any) Creeper-Shaped (Creeper Face explosion) Creeper firework.png
4 Feather Burst explosion Firework Burst.png

Additional effects[edit]

In addition to the shape effects, you may add either or both of these additional effects.

Additional Effects
Ingredient Effect Sample image
Glowstone Dust Twinkle (Crackle effect after the explosion) Firework Twinkle Effect.png
Diamond Trail effect after the explosion Firework Trail Effect.png

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Item ID Name
Firework Star firework_star

Bedrock Edition:

Item ID Name Numeral ID
Firework Star fireworks_charge 402



Java Edition
1.4.6 12w49a Added firework stars.
1.13 17w47a The ID has been changed from firework_charge to firework_star.
Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 402.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 build 1 Added firework stars.
Legacy Console Edition
TU19CU71.12Patch 1Added firework stars.
TU46CU361.38Patch 15Updated crafting interface to allow crafting Firework Stars and Fireworks.


  • Going by descriptions, there are 29 quintillion (2.9*1019) unique firework stars (plus 1 if you count the blank one in creative mode) and 19 quadragintillion (1.9*10136) unique firework rockets (plus 3 if you count ones made with blank stars), but going by their visual effects, there are only 2.1 trillion (2.1*1012) distinct firework stars and 39 sesvigintillion (3.9*1082) distinct firework rockets.
  • Putting firework charges on rockets used for flying with elytra will cause the player to take explosion damage.